Kitchen Chicago has been covered and reviewed in Chicago Tribune, Chicago Reader, Crain's Chicago Business, TimeOut Chicago, AP, Newcity Magazine & Centerstage Chicago, as well as featured on 190 North. Thank you to everyone involved. We've included some excerpts below:
Bakers, caterers, candy-makers and farmers market folks have been their clients. Pie-maker Hoosier Mama and the pastry wizards of Floriole Bakery used Kitchen Chicago, as have many more who stir up food products without the financial outlay needed to open their own facility.
Chicago Tribune, 2010 Good Eating Awards
In its four-and-a-half years, the space (with rates ranging from $10–$24 an hour) has helped launch several well-known establishments, including Bleeding Heart Bakery, Hoosier Mama Pie Company, Vella Cafe and TipsyCake.
Heather Lalley, Time Out Chicago, July 23, 2009
Alexis Frankfort, co-owner of local food-industry incubator Kitchen Chicago, says the recession hasn't curbed her appetite for expansion.
Demand to rent space at her firm is increasing, and the poor economy is actually providing a lift, Ms. Frankfort says. Some clients have postponed plans to move into their own facilities because financing is difficult to secure, and they have continued to rent space at Kitchen Chicago. Others have come on board after losing their full-time jobs and deciding to start a business.
Meghan Streit, Crain's Chicago Business, January 19, 2009
"It’s a 24/7 operation," said Alexis Leverenz, who opened Kitchen Chicagoafter leaving Wall Street investment bank Merrill Lynch with dreams ofstarting her own business. "People come in here at all times of the day andnight, and it is thrilling to watch them trying to start their own businesses..."
Joe Bel Bruno, AP, April 14, 2008
Tucked inside the Ravenswood Manor beside the busy train tracks, this little burst of sunshine offers far more than your average cold comfort cafe. Besides providing patrons with tasty home cooking, Kitchen Chicago rents a fully equipped kitchen to dozens of aspiring and well-seasoned chefs who need a place to test and tweak their recipes.
Jessica Herman, Centerstage Chicago, October, 2005
Nicholas Day, Chicago Reader, July 29, 2005
TimeOut Chicago, July 14, 2005
Brian McCormick, Chicago Tribune, June 8, 2005
Mike Schramm, Newcity Magazine, February 15, 2005